On 25th of September, a group of second year students, travelled to Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal, accompanied by Ms. Hough and Mr. O'Brien. The trip was based on exploring the concept of biodiversity. Set in the heart of Gleveigh National park the hostel boasted incredible views of Mount Errigal and various other mountains which were interlocked by Lough Nacung. On arrival students engaged in work shops were they discussed biodiversity followed by a 10km hike through the mountains. The following morning all students went kayaking across Lough Nacung were they completed a series of challenges. On Tuesday evening the group returned to the school and judging by the students reactions they enjoyed the trip thoroughly. 

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Coláiste Dún an Rí is delighted to welcome our newly appointed teachers to our staff.

Ms Deirdre McCabe (Gaeilge), Ms Sharon Cumiskey (Guidance) Ms Sinead Leahy (Art and Craft) and Ms Grace McCabe (Art and Craft - maternity leave cover).


For more details please click the link Staff Profiles



On Tuesday the 24th October, a large number of students had a very successful and enjoyable outing to Killinkere representing Coláiste Dún an Rí in the Cavan Post-Primary Schools Cross-Country competition. Many were placed in the top ten finishers in what was a hugely competitive field.

First Year Boys - 2nd Max Kelly, 3rd Oisín Martin, 5th Conor Ward, 9th Conall Burns, 10th Ryan McCormick.

First Year Girls - 3rd Emily Mc Cormick, 5th Kerry Halpin, 6th Ílona McCarthy

U-15 Boys - 5th Jason Carolan

U-15 Girls - 1st Ava McCaul, 2nd Emily Fleming

U-15 Girls - 1st Overall team – Ava Mc Caul, Emily Fleming, Lucy Fitzsimons, Shauna Fox, Allanah McDaniel, Alex Sterry, Regina White.

Well done and congratulations to all.

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Coláiste Dún an Rí Students with Chariperson CMETB Mr Sean McKiernan, Chief Executive CMET Mr John Kearney, Chair of the Board of Management Cllr Clifford Kelly, Principal Fergal Boyle and Deputy Principal Mr Tommy McCormick




Our Track and Field team had a tremendous performance at the County Cavan Schools competition, which took place in the Peace Link in Clones. Well done to all students who participated.

We had a very successful outing and all had a thoroughly enjoyable day.


Razvan Bogdan -1st Shot Putt

Razvan Bogdan -1st Javelin

Gary Curtis -1st High Jump

Adam O’Mahoney -2nd Shot Putt

Ava McCaul -2nd 100m

Rachel Farrelly- 3rd Javelin

Jason Carolan -3rd100m

Jason Carolan -3rd Relay

Kyle Farrell -3rd Relay

Josh Leahy -3rd Relay

Daniel Smith-3rd Relay






















On Thursday 24th August, Coláiste Dún an Rí welcomed an eager and excited group of new students through its front doors. There was an air of excitement around Kingscourt as the incoming first years started their life in secondary school with a trip to Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre in Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Students were greeted by teachers and after a brief introduction by Principal Mr. Fergal Boyle they departed for a fun filled day of team building activities. On arrival in Tanagh, students were split into two groups. One group would partake in a series of bog challenges that involved some serious communication skills and group work to prevent getting stuck in the bog. These activities involved the "Minefield" were students must navigate an area of the bog without standing in the wrong section. To finish off they each had to do the "Bog Run". The results can be seen below.







The second group went to a nearby river were they had to work together to build a raft. The raft had to be strong enough to hold the entire group on it without it falling apart. Each group passed with flying colours as all the rafts stayed intact.The groups then swapped over so  each group got a chance to partake in both sets of activities. Despite the weather being miserable it didn't dampen the spirits of these students who continued to integrate with their new classmates and engage in the activities to their utmost. To finish the evening students and their families were treated to a Barbecue in Tanagh.


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Congratulations to all our Young Scientists who participated in this year's Dundalk IT SciFest on April 26th. Eight students form Coláiste Dún an Rí had six projects on display at the competition. We are delighted that two projects recieved awards on the day. Ava McCaul and Lucy Fitzsimons won the BioPharmaChem Ireland Chemistry award from thier project 'Troponin: Indicator of heart attack or shock to the system' while Emily Dickson won the Irish Science Teachers Award for the best project in the Junior Category for her project 'Breast Feeding Support Groups'. A further sucess of note was the Royal Society of Chemistry School Award presented to teacher Ms Lorraine Hickey. Well done to everyone.

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